Canterbury region

Lighthouse at dawn, Akaroa Harbour. Photo: M Perry.

Walking tracks from Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Arthur's Pass day walks, the Mueller Hut Route and many other tracks and walks in the Canterbury region.

West Coast region

Kahikatea, Lake Wahapo, South Westland. Photo: Les Molloy.

Walks in the West Coast region include Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes Walk, Fox Glacier Te Moeka o Tuawe Valley Walk, Franz Josef Glacier Walk and New Zealand's longest Great Walk, the Heaphy Track.

Fiordland region

Wire crossing on the Dusky Track.

Explore Fiordland's tracks and walks, including the Kepler, Milford and Routeburn Great Walks.

Southland region

View from Rakiura Track - walking along Maori beach towards Halfmoon Bay. Photo B. Modie.

Explore the many tracks and walks in the Southland region, including the Rakiura Track Great Walk.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.


Double Cone lakes, Wye Valley, Wakatipu. Photo: Neil Simpson.

A number of walks and tracks are available in the Queenstown/Wakatipu area including several that traverse sections of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.


Colin Todd Hut, Matukituki Valley Track, Mount Aspiring National Park. Photo: Nicola Vallance.

Explore the varied tracks and walks of the Wanaka/Makarora area - from the Matukituki Valley to Haast Pass.

Central Otago

Cardrona Valley in autumn colours, Central Otago. Photo: H. W. Axbey.

Learn more about tracks in the Central Otago area. The area features the Otago Central Rail Trail which follows the former Otago Central Branch railway line for 150 kilometres.

Coastal Otago

Sandfly Bay. Photo: K Connor.

In the Coastal Otago area you'll find tracks offering panoramic views and wildlife viewing.


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